Hays County Adoption & Guardianship Attorney
Here to Answer Your Questions & Guide You through the Process
Choosing to expand your family through adoption or providing for the well-being of a loved one by obtaining guardianship can be an exciting, stressful, uncertain, and time-consuming process. Working with an attorney can help you navigate the various legal challenges that may arise during the adoption or guardianship process.
Whether you wish to adopt a child or need assistance obtaining guardianship of a special-needs adult, The Law Office of Milena Christopher can help. With over 30 years of experience, our Hays County adoption and guardianship attorney is here to answer your questions and guide you through the legal process with care and efficiency.
Types of Adoption Cases We Handle
Our firm can assist you with all aspects of adoption, from working with the adoption agency to terminating a biological parent’s rights to preparing for your personal interview and home evaluation.
Our firm assists clients with all types of adoptions, including:
- Private domestic adoptions of infants and older children
- International adoptions
- Foster-to-adopt cases
- Stepparent adoptions
- Familial adoptions
We can assist you in complex and sensitive situations, such as matters of involuntary termination of parental rights. We understand that the process of adoption is not always easy, but a successful adoption is always worth it. Our Hays County adoption attorney is here to help you and your family.
What Is a Legal Guardianship?
In Texas, guardianships are different than adoptions in a number of ways. Typically, a person is appointed a guardian of a minor or an “incapacitated” individual, known as the ward. This is done after the person seeking guardianship, known as the guardian, files a petition.
In Texas, legal guardianship can be granted for the following individuals:
- Minors (in Texas, this is anyone under the age of 18)
- An adult who is unable to care for his/herself due to a physical or mental impairment
- Any person who must be appointed a guardian in order to obtain governmental funds
Additionally, there are four types of guardianships in Texas: full or limited guardianship of the person; full or limited guardianship of the estate; guardianship of the person and the estate; and temporary or emergency guardianship. Each of these types of guardianship grant the guardian certain responsibilities, including physical care of the ward, management of the ward’s finances, and more.
Let Our Firm Assist You
Whether you wish to adopt a child or are seeking guardianship of an elderly or disabled loved one, the family law team at The Law Office of Milena Christopher can help you understand your legal options and move forward through the process. Our Hays County adoption and guardianship lawyer can provide you with sound legal advice and answers to any questions you may have.
Our legal team is passionate and understanding about helping our clients get through these difficult times.
We ensure your voice is heard and your best interests are represented and protected.
Our legal team is available when you need them most. We make ourselves available after hours, by appointment.
Our founding attorney has decades of experience and understands the Texas divorce system inside and out.